Glitch99 wrote:Is there any hope of finding a somewhat quieter scarowinds night at all? My nephew really wants to go, but he complains the line is to long at ricochet when the line is past the first switchback (but still on the ramp). I suspect it'll be hours wasted for literally minutes of entertainment, especially given the 90-minute drive to get there.
The generally accepted wisdom used to be that Sunday nights were slower, but that no longer seems to be the case. I'd suggest waiting for bad weather because that tends to keep the crowds away, although these days Carowinds seems to be pretty quick to close up shop if it looks like the weather is going to keep the crowds away and/or shut down a significant number of attractions for an extended period of time.
Personally I just go for the shows, scare zones, and general atmosphere. Also the relatively short lines for most of the coasters. I literally don't remember the last time I did a maze, I think it was whatever defex is these days and that was a couple years ago.
e: basically if you want to drive 90 minutes to Charlotte to do haunts you're better off hitting Campground Massacre or the Haunted Mill or something, the Scarowinds haunts are typically subpar but the rest of the event is an entertaining way to spend an evening.